earthTouch – Jimi Blake – 10th September 2014

Jimi Blake - horticulturist, photographed in Huntingbrook Garden, Blessington Co. Wicklow, 10th September 2014

Jimi Blake – horticulturist, photographed in Huntingbrook Garden, Blessington Co. Wicklow, 10th September 2014

Jimi Blake – horticulturist, photographed in Huntingbrook Garden, Blessington Co. Wicklow, 10th September 2014

When they were six, these hands carefully tended their collection of cacti. They gardened with their mother’s hands, growing vegetables and then sold hanging baskets full of flowers on the N81. After school the hands fulfilled a dream and spent three years learning in the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin. It is from gardening that these hands get most joy in life. With both hands in the soil, the mind is calmed; life has a better flow, everything is better.